How to Make Sure You’re Taking the Right Steps to Grow Your Career

The right steps to grow your career may not always be the obvious choices. For instance, you may be faced with a choice between two job options, one of which pays much more money. If the monetary gain is your only criteria to grow a career in healthcare, this might be the choice you make.…


Easy Signs That Show You’re Ready for a Job Change

Nearly every professional will face a time in their lives when they question whether or not they’re in the right profession or in the right job. Unfortunately, many nurses will mistakenly confuse challenges with burnout for feeling like they need to shake up their career. If you feel physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted, it may…


Top 3 Ways to Relate to Difficult Pediatric Patients

Communicating effectively with pediatric patients is not the same as with adults. Although children used to be seen as small adults, psychologists now know they have their own unique developmental and psychological needs. Those very differences mean your pediatric patients will likely react differently than adult patients when exposed to some of the same stressors.…


Motivational Tips: How to Bring Your “A Game” to Every Shift

Nursing burnout is more than being stressed. It’s characterized as physical, mental and emotional exhaustion where every day is a bad day. Nurses may experience burnout because of long shifts, the habit of putting others first and the daily exposure to sickness and death. Part of avoiding it is learning how to deal with stress…


The Top Do’s and Don’ts of Work Fashion and Apparel

Registered nurses were once easily identified as they wore a white uniform, white hose and white shoes, often topped off with a white nursing cap. However, over the years fashion has changed. Nurses began to wear uniform pants and colored tops. Soon the profession switched to colored scrubs, once only allowed in the operating room.…


Get Your Dream Job! Learn the Top Tips for Acing Your Next Interview

The interview process may be stressful, but by following some simple tips you’ll have everything you need to know to nail it and get the job. Not every candidate who seems perfect on paper will present themselves well. However, by preparing beforehand, you’ll be able to share facts about your experience most relevant to the…


Top 5 Things You Didn’t Learn in Nursing School You’ll Need to Know for Your Career

Nursing is a rewarding career, both personally and professionally. After spending years at school, you might think you’re ready to step into the working world and grow an amazing professional career. However, there will be things you didn’t learn at school that are absolutely necessary for you to become tops in your field. Here is…


Is it Time to Update Your Nursing Credentials?

Adding credentials to your nursing degree gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to provide informed and certified care in specialized areas. It also demonstrates your commitment to the nursing profession. Certifications are offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), whose goal it…


4 Gadgets That Will Make Any Nurse’s Day Easier

Technology can be fun and make your life easier, both as a professional and in your personal life. From smartphones to fitness trackers, integrating technology can streamline and destress your life. Some of these are free and others will cost money, but all will be fun to use and help boost your personal and professional…


Stay Sharp: How a Career in Per Diem Nursing Can Keep You on the Cutting Edge of Medical Knowledge

Hospitals require a large number of people to get the job done, using per diem nurses to cover staffing needs that may vary on a week-to-week basis. While per diem nursing may be challenging, there are a number of reasons for choosing this exciting field, not the least of which are experiences that keep you…